You have got to go here…Point Lobos State Reserve – Carmel, Calif.
It’s no secret how beautiful the drive on Highway 1 is between San Luis Obispo and Carmel, or the fact that everyone knows they HAVE to stop in Big Sur. While Big Sur rightfully deserves the praise it gets, I am here to tell you that there is another magnificent place that must be visited along the way – Point Lobos State Reserve.
Located in Carmel, Point Lobos is a playground for nature lovers. With miles of hiking trails (for all skill levels – most of their trails are ADA accessible), tide pools, beaches and even scuba diving there is something for everyone.
As if these pictures don’t you make you start planning your vacation now, there is more.
There seems to be magic around every turn, from the fairytale scenery to the majestic hidden coves…your eyes will be on overload.
This is just a small portion of what this state park has to offer.
Here are a few tips:
-Get there EARLY, parking ($10 per car) is limited.
-Buy the trail map, it well worth it.
-If you have all day, spend all day.
-Pack a picnic lunch and bring plenty of water.
-Join a docent on a walk.
…and the best tip of all…keep your eyes open!
We spotted 3 sea otters in the span of two hours. There are no pictures of these furry creatures as they are something you need to see for yourself.